Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
Went to Aspach and Hobday on the Bermondsey Beer Mile on Saturday. Thought the beer was alright, but pretty overpriced given it was brewed on premises.
Worst part of the whole trip was being rammed into an overcrowded railway arch, gazing at this near empty post-war pub: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/images/060809_marquiswellington.jpg. Really wanted to pop in for a pint but didn't have time.
always full of cunts in those places but had a nice brown ale and then gtfo
possibly in reaction to a lot of the craft nonsense. Really can't beat a well kept, well made mild.
Find the best thing about going to the pub is sitting, supping your pint gently for a couple of hours and shooting the shit. Big difference between, say, 4 pints of mild and 4 pints of "HOPWANKER 4000 IPA", both in wallet and how you feel.
Punk IPA is obv lovely and they are occasionally nice to sip at home instead of my usual poverty lager cans but a pint of Ale in the pub always. Helps that I love most pale ale, bitter, stout and mild.
in a `craft beer` joint the other week. No pump clips. Everything was numbered and you had to look at the chalkboard on the wall to see what beer was on each tap. Just felt like screaming `JUST GET ME A PINT OF BRAINS BITTER MAN!!!!!` or something.
all these floral, citrusy flavoured beers. Sickly
It just feels like... home. If you get me.
I'm not hugely one for this Craft Beer fad, but I do like this pub.
So, so hideously overpriced, and charging by percentage is mental anyway.
The pricing structure makes a lot of sense. You know how much the 6.5% IPA costs before you order it, meaning you're not wincing/wishing you'd have known how much it costs after it's been poured.
It's a touch more expensive than other pubs, but not cynically so. Although the whole premise of the pub is that you're in there getting a premium product so... their pricing seems congruent with that. It's not as if they've just taken over an old pub, kicked the old patrons out, given it a lick of paint, marketing it as `a good old fashioned local boozer` and then you go in there and all the pints are £4+.
I've never felt ripped off in there, but whenever I go in I know I'm going to be drinking high quality beer with a price I'm happy to pay for it. I'm down with it.
That serve the pints they serve in Craft Beer Company for, say, £5.50 a pint, whereas Craft Beer Co. will be selling them for like £4 a HALF. Most of these beers are brewed in East London ffs! Just because something's 7% doesn't mean it should be twice the price of a 5% lager.
Basically people go falling in there cos they see the words 'craft beer' and just assume it's normal to pay those prices, when it really, really isn't.
I go in there because it's a lovely pub, selling lovely beer and I'm happy to pay a small premium for the privilege. You've called them cunts and you've cynically broadsided their customer base on some pretty whimsical evidence there, pal. If you don't like it - don't drink there.
Like the fact you've used East London as being some kind of mecca for conscientious beer pricing :D Some of them you literally can't get a beer for under £4 in. Seriously. Like The Kenton in Homerton (£4.10 for a pint of Landlord!), The Crooked Billet in Upper Clapton (£4 for a pint of Redemption!) etc. etc. Also - why are pubs like The Plough so expensive when THEY'RE SELLING THEIR OWN BEER??? The Brodies gaff in Leyton charges < £3 for a lot of their own beer. Brewed on site.
There is no `normal` when it comes to Craft Beer. In all pubs you're gonna get ripped off to some degree.
Anything on cask is priced no worse than any other pub. Keg is pricy, but the range is often really eclectic, and I don't think it's any worse than other 'craft beer' places like Well and Bucket or Crown and Shuttle. I like them. Better than the Draft House chain, though they do better food (and have a £2.75 cask of the day).
they make some great beers and you don't get them in Edinburgh too often.
Didn't really have anything last weekend, either.
Gonna hit a Spoons I've not been to before tonight though (The London & Rye, Catford). I bet it's shit.
really hoppy widely available good beer please? Needs to be pungent. Thanks.
Not a beer.
is really "widely available" in the UK, though. I thought it went without saying.
Looks good, keg only is alright as i don't fancy any cask.
or a whole case for £16. Think it's near it's best before date, but that's cheap as fuck so I'm gonna go buy as much as I can carry.
I still have my £1.50 bottles of Fourpure stuff in my fridge. Probably won't last this evening tbhtbf
as the options are so shit, and I don't want my first beer of the week to be a lager. Will just stock up on a few strong bottles before heading out later on, maybe pop in to the London Fields Brewery tap room for a Shoreditch Triangle before heading in to the Laundry.
anyone been before? Is it a total rip-off?
but I like it. Prices are what you'd expect really, the range is good and the staff are helpful. The growlers are fun but probably not really great value (I'd already been drinking when I brought mine).
anyone got tips for places that do nice food and beer within a decent distance of Kings Cross? Obviously I know about the Bree Louise but I don't really know anywhere else that does food. Don't mind it being a bit pricey or travelling a bit.
But doesn't really do actual food, more like snacks (http://queensheadlondon.com/food/)
Otherwise: The Holborn Whippet down in... Holborn? Or the Exmouth Arms.
I wanted to go last time I was in the area but it was mad busy
is doing great Korean inspired fast food stuff at the moment. Can get a decent pint of Meantime in there too.
A Spruce IPA brewed by Adnams (drinking it now, it's alright, hoppy but not overpowering) and a Nip Barley Wine brewed by Woodforde.
Looooovely drop, very AUTMNAL. Love Badger beers though, they're all pretty fit
going to drink it from my Munich Hoffbrauhaus maas and pretend I'm at Oktoberfest.
Beer snobs may mock, but it tastes great
Was a lovely autumn drop.
Oh my god, look at this beer list
Lot's of sours, imperial stout on cask. Gonna be messy
Well, working Sunday.
C U THERE M8.
Probably gonna spend loads of time in the European and Magic Rock/music rooms. And also wherever Margo & Rita are.
LAGUNITAS IPA: obvs lush. £2.49 a bottle or something. Went in a Draft House on Wednesday and they were selling it for £5 for 2/3 a pint. Fucking hell.
Devil's Backbone IPA: don't bother, absolutely nothing special.
Oh, I thought I tried more than that. Maybe I haven't.
Should be nice.
When I lived in London and was poor I liked to drink these:
brief pause on some shit lager
Really nice actually if you like dark, strong beer. Don't have too many mind.
so heading out tonight with some work colleagues to sample various real ales in the Sheffield area. Our first stop will probably be a scream bar which actually has a surprisingly good selection!
Probably go to the Jolly Butchers.
I'm excited by what beer I might have.
See you there.
so probably going to drink a few premixed cans on the Megabus down. YEAH.
Would never choose to get them on my own accord, but they do serve a good purpose on being more sightful than a can of lager I guess.
Always as part of the 3 for £4 deal though. Don't get ripped mate.
Probably go to a few nicer cider pubs in Bristol tomorrow. Hang out by the river etc.
I have man flu though so I'm going home to moan about my nose to myself in my bed.